Today’s Apéro Friday is brought to you by Jackie of the J Edition blog. Jackie was born and raised in Los Angeles (lucky her!) and she created her blog this summer. She works full time in Corporate America and she loves reading blogs on her lunch break, which I’m sure we’re all guilty of. Make sure you bookmark J Edition and leave Jackie a nice comment to welcome her in the blogging community!
Jackie and I have the same style and love for food so when she contacted me asking if I’d be interested in a post about a Southern Californian/Mexican-themed apéro with an awesome cocktail recipe, homemade guacamole and the most amazing tacos, I couldn’t possibly say no. I’m sure you’re all drooling over her photos now so without further ado, here’s all you need to know on how to put together a fun, colourful and delicious Mexican-themed apéro for you and your friends.
By the time Friday rolls around, my girl friends and I are in dire need of a cocktail and a chatty debrief on the week. There are 5 of us. We met in college and now we are ambitious career women, working and living in three different neighborhoods of Los Angeles.
Almost religiously, we meet up once a week for a movie night or night on the town. After discovering Weekend Wonders, I realized our "pre-game" is the equivalent of apéros. Same concept - a gathering featuring cocktails and snacks before heading out for the night. Excited for my guest post, I hosted a Mexican themed Apéro Friday! Because what could be more appropriate in Southern California?
We prepared tacos, guacamole, and Sangria. Here are the ingredients you will need for a delicious Sangria Blanca:
1 bottles of Sauvignon Blanc
1/8 cup sherry
1/4 cup Cointreau (also my favorite ingredient in a margarita)
1/4 liter Club Soda
Here are the ingredients for the yummiest tacos:
carne asada (pre-marinated from butcherer)
sliced avocado or guacamole
crumbled cotija cheese
mixed greens and red cabbage
salsa of your choice
In case you plan on visiting or live in Los Angeles, here are my absolute favorite Mexican spots:
El Cholo on Western Avenue for food and ambiance
Mijares in Pasadena for the best mango-blended margarita
Más Malo in downtown L.A. for tequila
Best Fish Taco in Los Feliz for fish tacos
Hope you enjoyed, and special thanks to Weekend Wonders for having me as a guest!!